Alabama football coach Nick Saban said he has cleared COVID-19 protocols and will travel with the team to LSU on Friday.

"I'll be there," Saban said on his radio show Thursday night. "I'm good. I think my time is up. I'm ready to get back in the swing of things."

Saban, 69, tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 24.

SEC protocols call for a minimum 10-day quarantine, making Friday the earliest Saban could return to activity.